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Manages the Council's internal and external communication initiatives, maintains the Council's website, and develops appropriate communication strategies to enable the council to work with its various university constituencies.

Current Members: Scott Ozaroski (Chair),  Erin Herrmann, Kim Livingstone, & Anavelia Mauricio

Diversity, Mission & Inclusion

Advises and collaborates with key university departments, such as the Division of Mission and Ministry and the Office of Institutional Diversity, on topics related to staff diversity, inclusion, culture, and environment.

Current Members: Sara Tews (Chair), Erin Kasprzak, Damien Rodriguez, & Elisa Trujillo


Evaluates and recommend ways to make the council more effective, both in its internal functioning, as well as in its impact on the university at large.

Current Members:  Aesha Engeldinger (Chair), Nancy HashimotoMildred Santiago, & Taylor Stapleton

Membership & Elections

Coordinates the logistics of all council meetings, events, and recruitment.

Current Members: Christina Bowman (Chair), Kumari ChristiansenCathy Gill, & Rick Reichle

Staff Resources

Serves as a liaison between the staff members of the university and all employment-related issues, including but not limited to benefits and compensation, public safety, and recruiting.

Current Members: Tom Judge (Chair), Katie Brown, Scott Gabbert, & Claire Paetsch


  1. The Steering Committee is composed of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, SRAC Representative, and the chairs of the standing committees and shall be chaired by the President of the Council.
  2. The Steering Committee will meet prior to the monthly Staff Council meeting to set the agenda. The calendar of Steering Committee meetings, agendas, and minutes will be communicated to the full council in a timely manner.
  3. The Steering Committee shall encourage and recruit qualified staff to run for Staff Council by:
    1. Promoting a diverse candidate pool that represents a variety of areas in the university community.
    2. Contacting all candidates who have submitted petitions prior to the election, and their supervisors, to reiterate council responsibilities and activities.

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